Indigenous Missions in Africa

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

We give thanks to our loving, compassionate, Sovereign God for your ministries. Thank you!

— Rick and Debra R., WI

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, for such wonderful weekly articles. I look forward to each one, as it helps me to view beyond my own thoughts/circumstances enabling transformed and focused prayers outwardly to what God is doing around the world. It helps me to think outside of my little, local box, to see as God sees that there is more at stake than my problems. These articles and this ministry are a simple grace that is calling us to pray together as one body in Jesus Christ. Again thank you!

— Mark M., FL

God’s Joy and Blessings as we remember what Jesus did for us, new Life in Him.

— Jim and Lorraine H., WI

Thank you for all you do in helping us share in the needs of our brothers and sisters in God’s Kingdom! You are precious! Never forget the value of being the facilitating Hand of Jesus!

— Dale and Nancy D., NY

Thank you for all of your hard work in all of the hardest situations around the world, and thank you for making us aware so we can pray and help support your efforts. May God bless your efforts abundantly!

— David S., OR

Thank you for sending us the newsletters from the various ministries Christian Aid supports with its thrilling testimonies and their needs for us to pray for them.

— Keith and Carla H., CA

Mission News and Stories from Africa

Christian Aid serves as a bridge between indigenous missions groups and Western believers. We strive to inform you about the desperate situations of millions of believers all around the globe as well as sharing with you evidence of the Love and Power of God among the nations. Christian Aid’s News articles offer you a glimpse into the lives of indigenous believers, their struggles and their triumphs. We hope that by informing you of the needs of your brethren, God will lead you to pray and support indigenous missions groups.

Sierra Leone's Gospel Moment Has Arrived, Ministry Shows

February 16, 2017 - The Muslim population of Sierra Leone has vaulted past the number of people following Christ, but an indigenous missionary said the moment has arrived to harvest the lost souls of his country for God. Read more.

Bringing Hope for Survivors of Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone

November 10, 2016 - This month marks one year since Sierra Leone was first declared free of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people and wrecked the economy. An indigenous ministry is helping to pick up the pieces amid opposition and despair. Read more.

Nigeria's Displaced Struggle for Life, Livelihood

July 7, 2016 - Tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants have tried to impose Islamic law on all Nigerians, will die of malnutrition this year without increased aid. An indigenous ministry seeks to provide immediate aid as well as means for making a living. Read more.

Breaking Through Barriers in Kenya

May 5, 2016 - The landscape in Kenya is replete with animists, witches, bandits and Islamist terrorists. Indigenous missionaries are sent forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Read more.

In Zimbabwe, Overcoming a World of Despair

March 3, 2016 - In a time of severe drought, joblessness, poverty and AIDS, a pastor in Zimbabwe gave up all hope and abandoned his congregation. Then he happened upon an indigenous missionary preaching in his remote, forgotten village. Read more.

Now is the Time for the Harvest

The constitution of every North African country mandates Islam as its religion and Arabic as the official language. Conversion is forbidden. Schools are Islamic. Believers are in real danger. Yet each one is quietly and faithfully going “about their Father’s business,” bringing people to Christ and discipling them. Read more.

The Tuareg: "Blue People" of the Sahara

The 1.5 million Tuaregs speak various, but mutually comprehensible, dialects of Tamasheq and live mostly in Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Algeria and Libya. Read more.

AIDS in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is more affected by AIDS than any other region in the world: only 12 percent of the world’s population, yet more than 60 percent of the world’s AIDS-infected population. Average life expectancy is 47 years. 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned by AIDS. Many of them are born with AIDS. African economies, already weak and unstable, worsen as the majority of those infected with AIDS are in the prime of their working lives, yet unable to be productive. Read more.

Meet Maurice Sawadogo

Though one of few Burkinabé born into a Christian family, it was when he was 12 years old that Maurice Sawadogo heard these words of Jesus for the first time at his church’s summer camp. He immediately accepted Christ, and on returning home, called his neighbors together to hear the gospel. This first of hundreds of evangelistic meetings bore much fruit, including the formation of a preaching and worship team that ministered throughout the nation for many years. Read more.

Lasting Results in Sub-Saharan Africa

SOME Christians in Africa have a reputation of being on fire for the Lord, but indigenous ministries helped by Christian Aid are looking for more than short-lasting emotions and enthusiasm. They are committed to making disciples who make disciples, who make disciples. This is the key to spiritual work that lasts. Read more.

A Persecuted Believer in North Africa

I just returned from five months in Africa. I spent one month visiting underground indigenous missionaries in three nations closed to the gospel. In one place, I met with 11 women who have been beaten and thrust out of their homes because they are believers. They live with their children in a small house provided by missionaries supported for many years by Christian Aid. There they are protected from persecution and spend time working the garden that provides their food, and studying the Bible, usually through tapes, because most are illiterate. I am honored at the trust they showed me and privileged to know these suffering servants ready to give up everything for the Lord. Read more.

Walls

In 2000 MCM purchased 12 acres of land in a strategic Muslim city to serve as mission headquarters. Gabriel began construction of a school of missions and discipleship—a place for new Christians to develop their faith and seasoned ones to learn the skills needed to bring light to a very dark region. The school cost more than Gabriel had at the time it was started. But his faith drove him forward. The school’s concrete foundation was poured…and then remained vacant until resources were obtained. Read more.

Redeeming Africa

Throughout my travels in Africa I have been continually bombarded with the notion that the spiritual and economic degradation in African nations would cease if only their governments were not as corrupt. Yet every spiritually educated African believer is aware that satanic bondage, manifested as witchcraft and false religions, is what truly represses the continent. In contrast, the selfless love of Christ, embodied in African Christians, can transform nations and people. Those who have been set free through the power of Christ want to take the gospel to those in spiritual darkness, but lack the financial resources and proper training to do so. Read more.

Hidden Africa

I could feel the darkness and death in the air as we entered the Burundi prison yard. I knew the strength of the enemy was being held back by the power of Christ. Locked in behind massive 20-foot high walls, more than 500 ragged prisoners stared as armed guards forged a way through. They looked tough and foreboding, but as I smiled and waved, many dropped their masks and smiled back. As we continued past another walled area toward the heart of the compound, I was met with singing. Three dancers—poorly, but ceremonially dressed—led me into the center of a circle of more than 1,000 men, women and children who had gathered to see the woman who dared to enter this frightful place. Read more.

The Fulani People of Central and West Africa

Wandering the vast deserts and savannahs of West and Central Africa, the unreached Fulani is the largest nomadic tribe in the world. "Converted" through Jihad in the 13th century, they are known as missionaries of Sunni Islam. Read more.

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